Public Transportation in the Riviera Maya

At some point during your stay with Gate48 you will likely want to travel around and check out nearby town and beaches. If you don’t have access to a vehicle or simply don’t want to drive, there are options for getting around. Below are several choices that are available for getting around the Riviera Maya at a reasonable price.


This type of transportation is the most affordable means of getting around. Prices depend on the distance that you are traveling between locations. For example: from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Aventuras would be 35 pesos and 50 pesos for trips to Tulum. They mainly operate along the highway and people use them to travel between Playa and  nearby communities like Tulum and Puerto Morelos for a reasonable price. There are often designated areas along the highway where you can stand and flag one down.

Tucsa Buses

When you visit Playa del Carmen you can use the public transport city buses called Tucsa. They cover the major routes around town and are quite cheap, starting as low as 5 pesos. Just make sure to carry coins on you, the driver’s won’t be able to give you change for large bills. Centro Maya and Plaza de Las Americas are transport hubs for Tucsa and colectivos, but you can grab one on Juarez Avenue and 30th Avenue and they will take you almost anywhere in the city. Ask the driver to confirm that they are traveling to your destination.


If you are looking to explore the Yucatan Peninsula them the ADO bus system is the best way to go. It is a very inexpensive and comfortable way to get around if you don’t want to drive. The seating is very comfortable, they have air conditioning and you can take your luggage as well. Routes include the Cancun airport, Merida, Valladolid, and Chetumal. Prices vary depending on where you are going, so make sure to check their website for more detail:




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